Cutting-Edge Technology and Powerful Magnetic Flux Density Equal Unbeatable Performance: Audeze Reference LCD-4 Headphones Play With Magnificent Openness, Dynamics, and Detail
For listeners that demand the absolute best 'phone performance, and music lovers that desire the most cutting-edge technology available, Audeze has created its reference LCD-4 planar-magnetic headphones. The end result of many years of research and development, the award-winning LCD-4 includes the most sophisticated materials and scientific technology of any U.S.A.-made ‘phone (sharing those traits with its sister model, LCD-4Z). Mind-blowingly thin nano-grade Uniforce diaphragms and proprietary Double Fluxor magnet arrays produce the most powerful magnetic flux density on the planet – a figure that measures 1.5 Tesla! (And yes, we think LCD-4 is even cooler than the car.) An innovative, suspension-type carbon fiber and leather headband provides both weightless comfort and enhanced fidelity.
"If you’re looking for the one of only a very select pair of headphones at the apex of personal audio, look no further than the LCD-4."
About the speechless level of sound delivered by LCD-4: Magnificently open, transparent, dynamic, detailed, and lifelike. Words do not do it – or the construction of LCD-4 – true justice. The bass literally eviscerates any boundaries between the musicians and the listener. No other electrostatic or dynamic-driver model can touch it. LCD-4 also boasts a 100-ohm impedance, 100dB efficiency, and insanely low harmonic distortion. But those are just numbers. LCD-4 is all about the experience and how it serves the headphone equivalent of a whole-floor Manhattan penthouse overlooking Central Park. Like the transparent views and dreamlike luxury provided by the latter, you'll never want to give it up. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
“The clarity, transparency, soundstaging, and dynamics must be heard to be believed.”
—Vade Forrester, The Absolute Sound, Editors’ Choice Award
—Peter Pialis, Headphone.Guru
Acoustically Engineered for Accuracy, Near-Weightless Nano-Scale Diaphragm
LCD-4 is Audeze’s most advanced headphone, featuring innovative planar magnetic technology that delivers startling dynamics and incredibly open and spacious sound. It also boasts an advanced diaphragm design with an exclusive nano-scale film that actually weighs less than the air it displaces. Benefits include faster response times for better imaging, and stunningly flat, deep, and precise bass response
Double Fluxor Magnet Arrays and Near-Zero Distortion
Audeze’s trademarked Double Fluxor magnet arrays focus the magnetic flux to a previously unheard of 1.5 Tesla, nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for improved transient response and far greater resolution. In addition, patented Fazor elements guide internal headphone sound waves to avoid resonance for a more accurate waveform.
Meticulously Handcrafted and Matched in the U.S.A
LCD-4 is meticulously hand-built using the finest, most luxurious materials combined with cutting-edge planar-magnetic technology. It takes four weeks to finish the 30-year-old Macassar Ebony wood rings, a dense and finely textured hardwood with a very smooth finish when polished. Audeze closely matches transducers, then rings, by grain and color. Earpads are matched by leather texture and color, and filled with carefully chosen acoustical foam.